From launching an app to successfully completing a seed round, the past year has been an exciting one at Numio. It was the year when we launched the first ever zkRollups app on Google Play, mastered the tech for faster and cheaper Ethereum transactions, supercharged ourselves by getting VC funding, and built the foundation to take Layer 2 tech to the next level in 2022.
In this short post we take a look at just some of our achievements during 2021.
December 2020/January 2021
Depending on where you live in the world it was on the 31st December 2020/1st January 2021 that we quietly launched the first ever zkRollup powered mobile app to registered users on Google Play.
On the 31st December 2020 I made my first transaction on the #zkSync network using the first public release of the @GetNumio app - it was a big start to a big year— Joel Kite 🪁 (@joelkite) December 31, 2021
Numio has a lot of very cool additions coming up in 2022 - watch this space#ethereum #zkRollups #L22022 pic.twitter.com/QH7JSFtXdu
On the 11th January the Numio app went live globally on Google Play.
And just four days later it had over 5,000 downloads.
We've had over 5,000 downloads of the Numio app from Google Play in under four days 🔥— Numio (@GetNumio) January 14, 2021
That's over 5,000 people who get the low gas fees and turbocharged transactions that zkRollups brings to #Ethereum ⚡
Join the revolution: https://t.co/knfyhtcWq4#cryptocurrencies #fintech pic.twitter.com/Lcw43xU7HD
February saw the gas fee for making deposits from Layer 1 to Layer 2 reduce by ~50% and transactions get even cheaper.
In March we added a manual backup/registration option for people who wanted to avoid using biometrics.
v1.4.0 is live on Google Play Store ￼— Numio (@GetNumio) March 18, 2021
Users can skip Google Drive and biometrics backup opting for manual backup of recovery key.
Recovery flow now allows 2 options including to recover from manual recovery key input
New UI added for new backup and recovery flow options
June saw the launch of our redesigned app, new website, and updated branding.
In July things really started to heat up as we announced a $1.25m seed round.
July was also the month when Numio v2.0 went live on Android and iOS.
So there you go. A run down of some of the biggest Numio news stories in 2021.
The reality is that we did much much more than that both publicly and behind the scenes – you can always look back over our news and social media accounts to find out more.
Here’s to a massive 2022. We know you will like whats coming up next.